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State of Emergency Is Declared in Tunisia

published about 20 hours ago
A week after a terrorist attack killed more than 30 foreign tourists, President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia has declared a state of emergency that will increase the powers of the security services.

U.N. Nuclear Chief Is Optimistic About Iranian Cooperation on Review

published about 22 hours ago
U.N. Nuclear Chief Is Optimistic About Iranian Cooperation on Review
Completing an assessment on Iran’s suspected past nuclear work by December might help speed up lifting of sanctions, and remove a major hurdle in the talks.

Syria Forces and Hezbollah Attack Insurgents Near Lebanon

published 1 day ago
Government forces and their allies in the Lebanese Shiite group began an offensive in Zabadani, a mountain town.

World Briefing: Liberia: 200 Reportedly Had Contact With Ebola Victim

published 1 day ago
The World Health Organization reported Friday that nearly 200 people had been in contact with a 17-year-old in Liberia who was confirmed to have died of Ebola.

ISIS Destroys More Artifacts in Syria and Iraq

published 1 day ago
Islamic State militants said they had smashed statues from the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, and antiquities experts said a 13th-century tomb in Iraq was wrecked.